Foster Webcast Series

Let's Go All in for Foster Care – with a Free Webcast Series

Whether you're looking to start a foster program at your shelter, or give a boost to an already-existing foster program, Maddie's Fund® has a webcast series for you! We're going all-in on foster care, including programs that have worked to get more dogs and cats adopted in communities across the country. You'll have the chance to learn from your peers in other organizations, get your questions answered, and start saving more lives. 

Foster Field Trips: A gateway to community engagement in getting pets adopted

March 1, 2018
Foster field trips can bring volunteers into the foster program who aren't ready to foster long-term. They provide a great benefit in stress-reduction for the dogs, which persists even after the dogs have gone back to the shelter after their field trip.

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Foster Sleepovers: How Temporary Fostering Can Improve the Lives of Shelter Dogs

March 8, 2018
Short-term fostering and sleepovers can reduce stress for shelter dogs and gives them a break from the shelter. They also benefit from interactions with the foster family. Human interaction is known to improve animal welfare, particularly for highly social species like dogs.

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Adult Dog Fostering

March 15, 2018
Medium and large adult dogs remain one of the groups most at-risk for euthanasia in animal shelters. Foster programs, which used to be geared at puppies, kittens and pets recovering from illness or injury, are now expanding to serve healthy adult dogs as well.

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Adult Cat and Kitten Fostering

March 22, 2018
Would you like to build and manage a robust cat and kitten fostering program at your animal organization? Are you looking for effective ways to recruit new foster caregivers? Does your existing program need rejuvenation?

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